News Blog & Press

There Is No Such Thing As A Private Search Engine

Any search engine can be used privately though.
There Is No Such Thing As A Private Search Engine

News | Back to all news | Source | Photo Credit: Pixabay.com

There Is No Such Thing As A Private Search Engine

Any search engine can be used privately though.

The NY Times has a piece calling DuckDuckGo a Feisty Google Adversary

This same kind of misinformation will help Google with their antitrust case by allowing them to say they have “competition”.

We applaud DuckDuckGo for trying to offer a search engine that keeps you private from Google, but it doesn’t. While they may not share your search queries or track you, Google can still tell what you searched for and continues to track you.

Remember years ago these same pundits said Google’s Incognito Mode was a way to be private when browsing?

When it comes to online privacy, it isn’t the browser, search engine, website or VPN that makes you private, it is where you run the browser (we will explain in a bit).

There are several FACTS you need to know about browsing: First, Google has already identified your computing device and matched the id with you. Second, it is almost impossible to remove ALL of the Google cookies on your browsers and devices. Finally, Google tracks you across the web and keeps permanent logs of your activity. You can read more about this in the book “The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

So you did a “private” search using DuckDuckGo. Naturally you clicked on one of the top results right? That link/site has a Google cookie on it.

So if DuckDuckGo doesnt share your search queries but Google can tell what you searched for, is that search engine really private? No. DuckDuckGo isn’t a threat to Google because a. Google can still see what you searched for b. The quality of search results are inferior to Google’s.

How do you search privately?

There are two ways you can surf privately. You can either visit a public Internet cafe in another town (this hides your device and location) or you can use the virus free browser TraceFree.

TraceFree is a browser that runs on a server in the cloud. Your keyboard and mouse remotely control a very powerful computer in another location Your monitor only sees what the server sees and no code ever touches your device. .A search engine like Google sees the identity and location of the cloud provider (Azure, IBM, Rackspace) and not your device. Your searches are never matched to your device, which makes using ANY search engine private.

Google cannot track you because all Google cookies stay on the server in the cloud. At the end of your browsing session the browser is deleted. Not only is there no trace of your browsing on your device, but you can never get a virus.

TraceFree, is a special browser for people who want a Private and Safe Web.

Browser Fingerprinting

News Blog & PressBrowser Fingerprinting Your browser isn't the only thing that leaves a fingerprint online. News | Back to all news | Browser Fingerprinting Your browser isn't the only thing that leaves a fingerprint online. Browser fingerprinting, is an...

4 Things Your VPN Wont Tell You

A VPN does not keep you private and secure. Only TraceFree a remote browser gives complete privacy and security.

Edward Snowden Says Big Tech Abuses Personal Data

Edward Snowden says Big Tech is collecting personal data and sharing it with governments.

Why Antivirus Software Is Dead

Antivirus software is dead. Antivirus can never be safer than virus free.

Tips for Getting the Best Price Every Time on Amazon

It’s happened to all of us. We see an item on Amazon we are interested in, we go back to see it again (or purchase it) and the price has gone up.

Google Is Secretly Gathering Your Health Data

A VPN does not keep you private and secure. Only TraceFree a remote browser gives complete privacy and security.

The Online Privacy Test

Think your browser keeps you private and secure? Want to know if you’re really private and secure online? Find out for sure with the TraceFree Challenge.

Google’s reCAPTCHA V3 Is A Tracking Pixel

Google’s new tracking pixel is about to make private browsing almost impossible.

What Is The Best AntiVirus Solution?

The term “antivirus” does NOT mean virus free. It simply describes software that is designed to detect and destroy computer viruses. The best antivirus program just makes your device virus resistant, NOT virus proof.

How To Spot A Fake Email

TraceFree prevents a link from being opened in a fake email

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Google

News Blog & Press10 Things You Didn't Know About Google Here are some facts how Google gathers their data. News | Back to all news | 10 Things You Didn't Know About Google Google gathers data in many ways. Here are 10 ways Google gathers data that many don't know...

Is Your VPN Really Private And Secure

Using TraceFree a remote browser is better than the best VPN.

Introducing Trace Free

The Safest Way To Browse The Web

“Always Safe Always Private Browsing”

Share This